Sleepy John Estes – Newport Blues
Delmark DE 639
Compact Disc (2002)
Never before released 1964 session with Yank Rachell (mandolin, guitar, piano and one vocal) and Hammie Nixon (harmonica, jug and two vocals). Sleepy John Estes’ Newport Folk Festival appearance was so successful that it woke him up! A recording date was immediately set and you’re invited to the party! The tapes are presented in the exact order they were recorded including talk between takes. This is the first new album of Sleepy John Estes recordings issued on Delmark since 1969. Newport Blues contains 16 previously unissued performances from the Brownsville, Tennessee blues poet.